Dairy Farmers of Canada

Breakfast au gratin

Our dietitians' favourite

Originating in Switzerland – where a traditional meal of raclette includes cold cuts, potatoes and a host of condiments – Raclette is a cheese designed specifically for melting. We love tradition, but couldn’t resist sharing these novel ways to enjoy Canadian Raclette’s distinct unctuosity.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 Servings
breakfast au gratin


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 8 thin slices of baguette
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of Canadian Raclette cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) vegetables of your choice (onions, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, etc.) diced
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Raclette grill method

Heat raclette grill to medium-high. Heat 4 pans under the grill.

Melt ½ tsp (2 mL) butter in each pan. Break an egg into each pan and top with cheese. Cook for 4–5 minutes or until desired doneness.

Meanwhile, melt remaining butter on the grill. Cook vegetables and grill baguette slices.

Place 2 baguette slices topped with 1 egg and cheese on each of 4 plates. Add grilled vegetables and serve.

Oven method

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

Butter 4 gratin dishes and place 2 baguette slices in each dish. Break an egg into each dish and top with cheese.

Cook for 7–10 minutes or until desired doneness. Melt some butter in a skillet on medium heat and cook vegetables.

Remove gratin dishes from the oven and top with vegetables; serve. Cooked, crumbled bacon can be sprinkled on top just before serving, if desired.


Cheese alternative: Canadian Camembert.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 382 Calories
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Fat: 18 g
Fibre: 2.1 g
Sodium: 614 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 32 % / 352 mg
Folate: 50 %
Riboflavin: 38 %
Selenium: 72 %
Vitamin B12: 55 %